Tough Interview Questions

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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?

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    If you could change anything about your current job, what would it be?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like assurance that you are not merely looking for a replacement to soothe issues that will be the same in their position. For instance, if you say that you want a shorter commute but you still live far away from their particular office, this would be a red flag. Give a meaningful answer but be sure not to speak poorly of your current employer.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Everyone on my team is very nice to work with; however, our office feels isolated from the others since the accounting department is on a small floor on its own. If I could change anything about my current situation, I would have a more collaborative and modern workspace. I love that your office offers an open-air environment that allows for collaboration between team members."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I am happy with most aspects of my current role; however, if I could change one thing, I would update some of the technology that we use. Our Microsoft package is quite out of date, and some of our equipment is too slow even to handle the more sophisticated programs."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "If I could change anything about my current role I would increase some of my responsibilities when it comes to my team. If I had a larger team and responsibilities that included further coaching and mentoring, that would be more up my alley, for sure."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "The company I currently work for is a startup. If I could change anything, I would rather be working with a more established agency. Working for a startup was enticing a first; however, now I see that I do miss out on many learning opportunities that I would have if I worked for a more robust company."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "The location that I work for is not ideal for my home and school location. My commute is quite long. So, if I could change anything about my job right now, I would have it closer to me!"

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "The clients that I work with are great; however, if I had a say in it, I would have more enterprise-level business accounts in my portfolio. I am ready to grow and work with clients who have bigger needs."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I love to teach, and there are very few things I would change about my current situation. If I could make any change at all, I would increase the budgets given to public schools. There are some opportunities that our students miss out on which is disappointing to see at times."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Nurse Practitioner Interview

      "My current team is understaffed and has been for about a year now as we are struggling to recruit additional providers. It can be challenging because each team member is stretched to their max, and burnout occurs with everyone. What I've found to be the most helpful is to remain positive and lead by example. By doing this, I can help lift a colleague's spirits on a given day, and this reflects very well on the care that we provide to patients."

      Rachelle's Answer for a CAD Drafter Interview

      "My current company has been very good to me and there is very little that I would change. If given the chance, the one thing that I would suggest to them is that they upgrade their operating systems to allow CAD drafters access to their work from remote locations. Currently, there are no programs accessible on a shared drive."

      3 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "It would be customer service. A company needs to have excellent customer service. A good reputation depends on good customer service and it is the key to success in business."

      Rachelle's Answer

      If the customer service at your current job is lacking, you could give an example of what you would like to change. I have provided an example, below.

      "If I could change anything about my current job, I would increase the customer service training that new hires receive. A good reputation depends on good customer service, and it's the key to success in business."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "That the direction and leadership had not veered off so differently than what I was brought in and committed to, and I would have been able to continue with the efforts, I started in leadership development and training, employee engagement, and intradepartmental relations."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This is a very fair stance to take. A good way to respond to this question.

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